Steve Aoki set for virtual concert with… Sonic the Hedgehog?
Partnerships with famous gaming characters for virtual concerts seems to be a trend in 2021. We've seen Post Malone team up with Pokémon for a concert in February, and more recently an Ed Sheeran performance beamed into...
November 25, 2021
Livestreams : why they are here to stay (guest column)
This guest column comes from Claire Mas, chief operating officer at Driift: The music industry has been notoriously slow in its uptake of technology over the years, and since entering this business (with a penchant for...
November 15, 2021
Livestreaming firm Moment House expands to Japan with Zaiko
Moment House is the livestreaming startup that launched in October 2020 with the likes of Scooter Braun, Troy Carter and Patreon CEO Jack Conte as investors, before raising another $12m in August this year.
November 11, 2021
Justin Bieber set to hold a virtual concert with Wave
Startup Wave started life as a virtual reality app for concerts and DJ sets, but has moved away from that to become more of a production tool (still with whizzy virtual effects) for livestreams that can be broadcast on...
November 10, 2021
All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is an Apple TV+ special
She has inked a deal with Apple to host a holiday special – 'Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues' – on Apple TV+
November 3, 2021
Ed Sheeran marketing campaign ramps up with Apple and Amazon
As Ed Sheeran prepares for the release of '=' on Friday (29 October) the DSP partnership announcements are dropping in quick succession.
October 25, 2021
London venue Koko to relaunch with livestreaming at its heart
One of London's most storied music venues, Koko (which originally opened in 1900 as The Camden Theatre), is reopening in the spring of 2022.
October 25, 2021
Electric Daisy Carnival gets set for next festival… in Roblox
Games firm Roblox has put on concerts and album parties with a number of artists – and has sold a boatload of virtual Lil Nas X merch – but now it is preparing to put on an entire festival. The company has teamed up...
October 20, 2021
10 things we learned about India’s music industry at All About Music 2021
The fifth edition of annual Indian conference All About Music that took place during the last week of September was, unsurprisingly, its second virtual instalment. It was also its biggest with over 240 speakers delivering...
October 14, 2021
Bandsintown creates new community for its artist clients
The community is free, and currently open to anyone who is a registered user of the Bandsintown for Artists tool.
October 11, 2021
Deezer’s next livestreaming move: a stake in startup Driift
The Covid-19 pandemic isn't over yet, but bigger fish in the worlds of live and streaming music are already circling the most promising startups in the livestreaming space. We have seen Live Nation take a majority stake...
October 4, 2021